Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life. Proverbs 19 v.20 HCSB
Providing expectations for your children and young adults that live in your home is tiring.
ITC – exhausting.
Is it worth it!
Margaret Thatcher left a powerful legacy for young men and women throughout the world.
In the movie the Iron Lady, Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher remembers
her father provided clear instructions for her as she was growing up.
He did not leave her in the dark on his expectations.
Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
Words wound when accusations are laid out. Words cut when punishment arrives in a harsh sarcastic tone.
Instruction must heal and encourage. Occasionally our children may come to us for advice. Hold your thought before answering and see what Gods Word says. When the answer is not present in scripture, pray and wait with them.
Watch as God reveals His good and wonderful things to your children.
NOTE – The Term ITC comes from Barbara Tompkins who has taught”The Moms Class” in Tucson, Arizona for the past 31 years.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and whan you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7 NIVUK
On Good Friday we visited the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas with our daughter and a friend.
We have visited almost all the museums in Austin, and the expression – save the best for last – certainly fit here.
As our daughter grew we would always give her a clipboard with paper and pencil and eventually a sketch book. We pushed her in her stroller even as she was far too old and would visit for just as long as her interest held and left, making it a special memorable visit. Sometimes we would stay for an hour, but not much longer.
Museums give a great reference to see larger than life examples of Bible greats of the faith.
We were walking by the head of Goliath held by David and we overheard a little boy gasp in awe.
“What is that Mom?”
She and the grandmother dismissed him. “It’s just a myth”
Todd and I saw them walk away and everything in us wanted to shout “its true! ”
God can step in the most challenging situations and give His strength and His power. David was just a boy when He slayed Goliath with a stone. I will never forget that young man and I’m praying for people around him to speak truth into his life.
Never underestimate the hope you can share as you are interacting with your child, their friends, a neighborhood friend just as you walk along.
Gods Word heals, gives strength, imparts hope, it saves, it gives wisdom. Those are just a few that come to mind.
You are special to me. You are a child of the Most High God.
Prep time 15 -20 minutes
1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained and cooked
1/4 c HEB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of 6 Key Limes
1/2 ts. salt
1 c of cucumber …diced
1/4 c diced red pepper
1 small diced Vidalia onion
1 c chopped cherry tomatoes
1/2 c chopped mango
Perfect company dish you can prepare the day before. Great side dish with salmon or lamb. Excellent picnic dish.
PS I was not sure if this would turn out. I wanted to serve it for Easter, and skip the bulgur wheat to help out all my gluten-free guests. They loved it!
Today is a perfect day to buy lamb. A leg of lamb will cost between $50.00 and $75.00 and the monday after Easter is a great day to pick one up on sale for your freezer. Serve it anytime. We enjoy Lamb for holidays, and yesterday it was a big crowd pleaser for our dinner guests.
Serve garnished with rosemary or mint sprigs.